In the Surveillance State, Whistleblowers are the New Enemy
by BEA EDWARDS
Jul 05, 2013 | 734 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At the Government Accountability Project (GAP), we do a fair amount of international work on whistleblower protection legislation. Often we advise governments on provisions they should include, if their new law is to be effective. These clauses are numerous and complex, and at some point in the discussions, we pause to say that no matter how comprehensive the law, if the country enacting it lacks either an independent judiciary or a free press, the legislation is little more than a good-government charade.

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